Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 22, 2011 - Religion - 180 pages
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In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) Mark Noll offered a bleak, even scathing, assessment of the state of evangelical thinking and scholarship. Now, nearly twenty years later, in a sequel that is more hopeful than despairing more attuned to possibilities than to problems Noll updates his assessment and charts a positive way forward for evangelical scholarship.

Noll shows how the orthodox Christology confessed in the classic Christian creeds provides an ideal vantage point for viewing the vast domains of human learning and can enhance intellectual engagement in a variety of specific disciplines. In a substantial postscript he candidly addresses the question How fares the evangelical mind today?
 

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Review: Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

User Review  - Curtis - Goodreads

This was a brief, yet excellent volume on the integration of Christian faith and scholarship. Even though I am not an evangelical Christian, I share Noll's faith in Christ as well as his strong belief ... Read full review

Review: Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

User Review  - Catherine Gillespie - Goodreads

I read Noll's book on the heels of reading John Piper's "Think." Although the books are similar, there are a few differences in focus. While it seemed Piper's book was addressed to Christians broadly ... Read full review

Contents

Motives for Serious Learning
23
Guidance for Serious Learning
43
A Theological Principle
65
A Key to Understanding History
75
A Christological Invitation for Science
99
The Foundation of Biblical Study
125
The Way Ahead
147
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Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity.

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